We met at a coffee shop in Carlsbad, California. James proposed one morning in bed when I woke up, the morning of my birthday. The day of the wedding was clear, cool, gorgeous. It was an absolutly epic, beautiful day. Then the ceremony started and it began to rain.
Miller et Bertaux Om eau de parfum at Tessuti—From the unique Parisian design house, this rich oriental is inspired by Bali – referenced in its heavenly blend of pepper, citrus, patchouli, violet, vanilla and amber – and named for the Sanskrit syllable mantra recited in Buddhist meditation. shop.tessuti.co.nz, Illustrated by Sarah Larnach
Hearkening back to old apothecaries, Curio Noir candles come in handblown glass jars stamped with a wax seal design, which make beautiful vases after the candle’s burned away. The lake-blue Feather My Tears, inspired by the ballet Swan Lake, has fresh notes of orchid and water lily, underpinned by cedar and moss
Te Miri and I first met at my flat in Wellington eight years ago, in the wee hours of the morning. He thought he was visiting a guy’s home with one of my friends, but when I opened the door – in my knickers – he realised ‘Bailey’ was in fact a female.
Tell us about your background and your brand…
My mother, Angela Wickstead, was a made-to-measure fashion designer, so it was always something that was part of my life. I grew up in New Zealand but when I was 14, we moved to Milan, which was the fashion hub of the world. From there, I went on to study fashion design and marketing at Central Saint Martins, and gained industry experience work- ing at Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, and American Vogue. After I graduated, I launched my brand as a made-to-measure atelier and opened my first store in Belgravia. By creating a strong clientele base, I was able to develop the brand further and introduced ready-to-wear at London Fashion Week in 2012.